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We found 8 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Rajpal has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Rajpal is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Loeb include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Loeb graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Loeb's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Leonard M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Connecticut Avenue; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Snyder average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Snyder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Kasper is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kasper trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lance Bernstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Baltimore, MD and Chevy Chase, MD. Dr. Bernstein has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Bryant has a special interest in glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bryant is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.